Many To Thank For Assisting ACS

Koloa Landing Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort held a luau last month to help raise funds for Kawaikini Hawaiian Language Immersion Charter School | Photo from Koloa Landing

Koloa Landing Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort held a luau last month to help raise funds for Kawaikini Hawaiian Language Immersion Charter School | Photo from Koloa Landing

It’s such a wonderful thing when people gather together for a good cause like they are this weekend at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. People will gather Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at Hanapepe Soccer Field to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have suffered from cancer. Patti Ornellas, community manager of the event, says there are plenty of businesses to thank for their generous contributions this year: Alakaina Foundation-Manu Kai, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Syngenta Hawaii, Bow Construction Management Service, Clinical Laboratories Hawaii, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union, Kukuiula Development, Smith’s Motor Boat Service, Aqua Engineers, BASF Plant Science, GIMC, Matson, Aunty Lilikoi, General Dynamics and Lawai Beach Resort

Koloa Landing Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort offered a luau March 28 in celebration of Prince Kuhio‘s birthday. The evening of Hawaiian entertainment included Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner Weldon Kekauoha, along with Na Molokama and Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala, Tamatea Nui o Kauai, Aulani Viluan and Na Haumana o Kawaikini. Proceeds from the luau helped fund Kawaikini Hawaiian Language Immersion Charter School

Rotarians help create a paved area for Hanalei Elementary School students to cross over muddy terrain | Hanalei Rotary photo

Rotarians help create a paved area for Hanalei Elementary School students to cross over muddy terrain | Hanalei Rotary photo

Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay recently helped install a new paved block at Hanalei Elementary School that will help children cross a typically muddy area. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation recently created a program called “Friends” to support projects like this and donated $10,000 to an approved nonprofit of Rotary’s choosing. The club picked Kauai Branch of Hawaii Foodbank, which will use the funds to support three North Shore food pantries …

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue will celebrate Father Bill Miller‘s last weekend on Kauai with a plethora of festivities. The author and music lover is moving to New Orleans to become rector at Christ Episcopal Church. On Friday (April 24) at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a “Music and Memories” concert featuring artists who have performed at the church during Miller’s tenure, including Alan Van Zee, Karen Dickinson, Kauai Voices directed by Randy Leonard, Laine Griffith, Swing Sisters, Aki Conquest, David Yukimura, John Gilleran and Terra Jean Otto. The concert will be hosted by Ron Wiley, with a reception to follow immediately. Visit stmichaels-kauai.org for more information …

Bill Miller of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is bidding aloha to the island St. Michael's photo

Bill Miller of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is bidding aloha to the island St. Michael’s photo

Wailua-Kapaa Neighborhood Association will host Mayor Bernard Carvalho and his budget team, who will present the financial facts and figures related to the County of Kauai Saturday (April 25) from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kapaa Library meeting room …

Walk, run or jog in this year’s Troy Barboza Special Olympics Torch Run Saturday (April 25) at 7:15 a.m. that will precede the track and field meet. Join Sgt. Rod Green and Kauai Police Department with volunteers from Special Olympics Kauai as they escort the “Flame of Hope” during the short mile run. Call Jocelyn Barriga at 652-8662 for more information …

Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own shopping bag from T-shirts at Kauai Habitat for Humanity‘s ReStore in Hanapepe Wednesday (April 22) from 1 to 3 p.m. It’s a way for the nonprofit to demonstrate to customers how they can reuse clothing to make less of an environmental impact …

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